I look on paper and I see an outstanding rotation. These first three games doesn't change that overall outlook for me, but man what a craptastic start for the Sox' starting pitchers. Sale: 3.0 ip, 6 h, 7 r, 7 er, 2 bb, 4 k, 3 hr Eovaldi: 5.0 ip, 8 h, 6 r, 6 er, 2 bb, 3 k, 3 hr ERod: 4.1 ip, 8 h, 6 r, 6 er, 3 bb, 5 k, 1 hr TOT: 12.1 ip, 22 h, 21 r, 21 er, 7 bb, 12 k, 7 hr, 15.32 era, 2.35 whip, 8.8 k/9 I mean, holy crap. Today Porcello gets his chance, and then it's on to Oakland. I still see the rotation as a strength though a run like this obviously gets me thinking about the worrisome aspects of the rotation. Namely: - Is there something wrong with Sale? - Eovaldi was dominant in the playoffs last year but he does have a 4.20 career era and has never quite lived up to the quality of stuff he has. So is he a bit of a mirage? - Is ERod actually ready to harness all that talent, or is he going to be forever one of those tantalizing, frustrating kind of guys? - Which Porcello shows up this year? Last 6 years' worth of era+ numbers: 96, 113, 87, 142, 98, 102. Is this a year where he goes down? - Is Price, coming off his incredible playoff run, back to being DAVID PRICE? A guy who puts up an era in the 2's? Or is the best we're going to get from him a mid-3's era (which wouldn't be bad...just would like it to be lower)? This thread isn't just about when these guys suck, it's to praise them when it's going well also. We just haven't seen it yet through the first three games. I'm sure they'll come around and we'll have plenty to be happy about. Today would be a good time to start.